Hebden Bridge Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Sunday, 26th June

Joe Richards: Marimba

St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall, nr Hebden Bridge

Book now1pm to 2pm

£6 (£4) £1 for under 26s

Eric Sammut: Three Spirals
Nebojsa Jovan: Zivkovic Ultimatum
Alejandro Vinao: The Khan Variations

Joe Richards

A fascinating programme of mostly contemporary work written especially for the marimba and performed by one of the rising stars of the instrument.

Joe began playing percussion in 2005 and has performed all over the UK and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician in a huge array of musical contexts from contemporary classical music to African drumming at venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, Cadogan Hall, Sadler's Wells Theatre, The O2 and London's Southbank Centre. He has also made several appearances on national television.

Sunday, 26th June

Choirs in the Chapel

Ars Nova Sacra and Glasgow Madrigirls

Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Old Town

3pm to 6pm

Book now£8 (£6) £2 for under 26s

Two excellent and highly contrasting choirs in a special Festival double bill. Ars Nova Sacra is a chamber ensemble from Budapest, well known throughout Hungary for its compelling blend of early and contemporary music. In the superb acoustic of Wainsgate Chapel the group will perform works by Gibbons, Liszt, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Kodály and Bartók amongst others.

Ars Nova Sacra


Coming from a different place, geographically and musically, Glasgow Madrigirls present a varied programme including a selection of women's work songs from around the world, and a new piece by Glasgow based composer Drew Hammond. The group consists of female undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni and friends of the University of Glasgow. Madrigirls by Claire Quigley Afternoon tea will be taken in the chapel grounds during the interval between the two concerts. Tea and cake will be available to buy, or why not bring a picnic?

Ars Nova Sacra


Sunday, 26th June

Glasgow Madrigirls Vocal Workshop with co-directors Katy Cooper and Catriona Hutchinson

Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Old Town

11am to 1pm

£10 combi ticket (includes entry to concert)
£5 workshop only

Book nowA chance to explore work-related music from Gaelic waulking songs to those sung by American Trade Unions. Workshop participants will be invited to perform with Madrigirls at the afternoon concert. Everyone welcome - no need to be able to read music.

Sunday, 26th June

Hebden ShortsHebden Shorts

Little Theatre,
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm to 9.30pm approx

£10 (£8)

Following a sell-out three-night run last year, the Hebden Shorts team (comprising writers Anna Clarkson, Paul Coates, Mark Illis, Stephen May, P. McCarthy and Dave Simpson & Di Whitley) return to open the Festival with six new short plays.

Book nowProfessionally acted and directed, the pieces vary in tone, style and subject matter and will make you smile, laugh and quite possibly cry. Last year's audiences are still talking about Hebden Shorts 2010 - book early to make sure you don't miss out.

Sunday, 26th June

Jason Feddy and Patsy Matheson

£9 (£7)

The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

9pm to 11pmBook now

Jason Feddy ('Exceptional talent' Time Out London) and Patsy Matheson ('one of the UK's leading contemporary female folk singers' FDM) are no ordinary duo. Both are exceptional and unique performers in their own right. They started working together in 2010 and their sell-out audiences have been so overwhelmingly positive, they have continued to play together, building on their enviable reputations as world class songwriters, singers and guitar players. Doubly perfect!

'When two of the UK's finest singer/ songwriters joined forces, it was obvious from the outset that the results would be phenomenal . . . '


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